Friends and Patrons

We are very grateful for the ongoing valuable support of our Friends and Patrons, which helps us to continue to develop our exciting musical programme and maintain our reputation as one of the most vibrant and dynamic choirs in the South West.

Below are listed our current Friends and Patrons, but you too could make a real difference to our future. Please scroll down to find out how!

Friends Patrons
Mrs Joan Burton Mrs Susan Foster, The Bryan Foster Charitable Trust
Robin Challans Michael and Rosalind Beetham
Mary Ellis Dr Roger Cockrell
Anthony Fyson Mrs Sarah C E O’Hara
Judge Francis Gilbert QC Mr Jeremy and Mrs Hilary Howell
Nigel Hewitt Nigel Richards and Ella Galinski
Susan and Graham Hunnisett  
Robert Jones  
Steve Jupp and Wendy Headeach  
 Dr Mark Lewis  
Alan and Berta Madden  
Heath Nickels  
Mrs Rhoda Parker  
Val and Trevor Reynolds  
Mavis Sharp  
John Singleton  
Nigel Smith  
Dr Peter Smith  
Matthew and Sue Snell  
Erich Steiner  
Sarah White  


As an EFC Friend you can enjoy, for just £25 per season or £40 per couple:

A personalised ticket booking service by phone on 0845 6005441 (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)
A complimentary ticket to our post-concert receptions at the Cathedral, where the artists will be present
A complimentary programme; we’ll send you a voucher to exchange at the door for your programme
An invitation to at least one pre-concert reception per year at other concert venues as arranged
A termly special Friends and Patrons Newsletter which looks behind the scenes
Your name(s) listed in concert programmes and on our website
A copy of the programme notes sent by email in advance of each concert

As an EFC Patron you can enjoy, in addition to the above:

Allocation of prime seats at concerts where the venue seats are usually unreserved, for a minimum donation of £100 per season
Two top-price tickets free for one concert annually of their choice, for donations above £250*
A quarter page advertisement in a concert programme, for donations above £250*

*These benefits are doubled for contributions of £500 and above.

The concert-related benefits apply only to concerts promoted by us and not to concerts promoted by others, such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra or Budleigh Music Festival.

To apply to become a Friend or Patron please click here.

Why not make a friend or family member a Friend of the EFC?
If you would like to take advantage of this great gift opportunity please contact the Friends and Patrons Scheme co-ordinator:
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Telephone 01803 732879

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friends reception
Susan Foster and Nigel Perrin in discussion after the Monteverdi concert.
A group of Friends and Patrons with Lesley Garrett
A group of Friends and Patrons with Lesley Garrett
Friends Reception at Budleigh Music Festival
Friends Reception at Budleigh Music Festival
Friends Reception at Budleigh Music Festival
Friends Reception at Budleigh Music Festival